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Toronto Is One Step Closer To Getting A Totally Transformed Stretch Of Yonge With No Cars

#YongeTOmorrow is in the home-stretch of the approval process.
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Yonge/Dundas Transformation Is One Step Closer To Getting Completed

The city of Toronto is one step closer to a radical Yonge/Dundas transformation after the city's Infrastructure & Environment Committee (IEC) voted to advance the YongeTOmorrow project.

YongeTOmorrow has been in the works for years now, and the project calls for turning Yonge Street (between Queen and College) into a mix of pedestrian-only zones, one-way sections, and two-way sections with bike lanes.  

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Toronto City Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam announced on Twitter today that the project was one step closer to happening, having been approved by the IEC today.

"This is a new beginning for Toronto’s great street and our once-in-a-generation chance to build a new main street for the 21st century," Wong-Tam said in her tweet. 

The final vote on approving YongeTOmorrow now goes to City Council on February 2 and 3.

According to the report presented to the IEC today, the transformation would cost approximately $70.5 million and last three years, finishing in 2025.

The plan has been through three rounds of consultation, and there are tons of PDFs of plans, reports, and excited (and angry) emails from Torontonians.

The final project plan can be found on page 16 of this report, which shows the planned new bike lanes, pedestrian zones, and one-way streets.

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